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I am unable to get windows xp to load onto my ASUS A2500H anymore. Everything was working fine for a long time, even with an external HDD attached until today. All of a sudden the laptop died and when I have tried to reboot, the screen is black with an error message saying "error loading operating system" I have looked online for a solution and have tried to use a reboot disk as well as changing the bios as per online forums and also changed the booting sequence. The external HDD was listed as 1 but I changed that to 4. I have tried it with both the internal HDD and the CD Rom as #1 but no luck. I cannot find an answer at all. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. regards xomcx

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The best you can try is to remove the external HDD and see if computer boots..

If it does, you know where the problem is..

If it doenst, reboot computer, start tapping F8, if you get advance boot options, try to boot computer with Save Mode, Perform system restore from save mode.

If the above doesnt work, you need to perform repair installtion of Windows XP.

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I am glad to HELP YOU!


Definitely something was changed in a WRONG WAY with your operating system! I could have been a VIRUS or it could have been a BAD OPERATION made by you or somebody else [it was deleted a system file] so the Windows XP cannot be loaded.
An EASY solution is to got to BIOS set-up and to make the hard-drive [external or not] where the operating system files are as THE MAIN BOOTING DEVICE.
If after that you will still have the same error displayed ["error loading operating system"] just get the Windows XP installation disk and insert it and choose
REPAIR WINDOWS
So all your files will remain intact/unchanged but the Windows will re-load the files is missing/the files are corrupted.

GOOD LUCK!

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